Redwood Valley man arrested in Willits for being on drugs while on probation


WILLITS, Calif. - A Redwood Valley man was arrested in Willits Thursday after a traffic stop revealed that he was under the influence of a controlled substance while being on probation, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MCSO).

On Dec. 7 at around 7:50 p.m., a deputy with the MCSO conducted a traffic stop on a car on the 21300 block of Meadowbrook Drive in Willits.

The deputy contacted the driver of the vehicle who was identified as 40-year-old Daniel Garcia of Redwood Valley, the MCSO said. Garcia was found to be on formal probation in Mendocino County with terms to include "obey all laws."

The MCSO said when speaking with Garcia, the deputy noticed he was exhibiting symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The deputy conducted multiple tests with Garcia to determine if he had recently used a controlled substance, according to officials.

Based on the results of the tests conducted with Garcia, the deputy placed him under arrest for recent use of a controlled substance and violation of probation.

Garcia was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no-bail status due to the probation violation charge.

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